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The Laxala Incident was an event during the Four Years War between the Federation and the Klingon Empire and involving the Orion Colonies.

In reference stardate 1/9504 (circa 2253), a Klingon task force intercepted an Orion merchant vessel transporting dilithium to the Federation world of Alphosa. In response, the Orion captain destroyed his own ship. However, the more widely known story would be that the Klingons destroyed the ship themselves.

The Botchok Planetary Congress (BPC) reacted by issuing the Sacred Cargoes act, declaring that Orion merchants were to be untouchable by both sides. To back this up, both the BPC and the Orion Frontier Mercantile Association threatened to destroy all dilithium on Rigel XII if either side disrupted their trade. Both sides complied with the ultimatum. The Orions profited off the secure trade, in the process saving their worlds and economies from collapse. The Federation also benefited from the supply of dilithium and other rare war resources, which they badly needed at the time. (FASA RPG modules: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge, The Orions: Book of Deep Knowledge)

It is unknown what role the planet Laxala played in the incident.
Battles of the Four Years War
Prelude Archanis Massacre (2250) • First Battle of Axanar (2251)
2252 Second Battle of AxanarBattle of AndromedaBattle of GenmarxEncounter at Lea
2253 Xamdab II Convoy RaidBattle of LyclydunInvasion of Janni IVLaxala IncidentBattle of Donovan's StarBattle of GR-1Assault of Nozseca VIIIAttack of Convoy Y-16ZNostveg I EngagementBattle of Joia VBattle of Sinbad IV
2254 Battle of Delgon-RBattle of Sector 23-HBattle of FalgorBattle of Lasur FunopEncounter at VidetuBattle of JevolBattle of KlafBattle of OgoloDebacle at GisoDefense of Rudgur IIIBattle of KesseBattle of Webirty
2255 Attack on Zal VhrosBattle of Sult IIElek EngagementBattle of ThranstorBattle of Sire YopotBattle of Sector 12-JBattle of Rex DacutBattle of TireheDefense of TopaxAssault of T'vamBattle of Sector 23-DBattle of Pen'sBattle of OcoBattle of Biwywb
2256 Battle of KaragBattle of GrankBattle of Kolm-an

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